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Official Barolo 2009 Launch Ceremony – Il Barolo 2009 un’annata alla vostra attenzione

101 winemakers ready to serve their 09 babies, a more crowded than usual Barolo town center, Jancis Robinson as the headliner (after the wine, of course), and great weather to boot.  Our first visit to this annual event, this time … Continue reading

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In search of tradition – Wine travel to Burgundy

Although Burgundy was not the first known wine production area (that distinction goes to Georgia, with the earliest known wine around 8000 years ago), it is the place to go to explore the history, tradition, and evolution of wine. Castles, … Continue reading

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Buying vintages, rather than wines, winemakers, appellations, or regions

Great winemakers make great wines regardless of vintages, their wines become expressions of the conditions in a given year, and if the conditions do not allow that they will not bottle their wines in certain years.  However, as we all … Continue reading

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Top 10 Wine Shops in 2011

It’s that time of year again!  Where everybody and anybody throws out their top 10 , top 100, or top whatever lists. You either love them or hate them apparently.  We, well, we just think they’re a good way to … Continue reading

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Vino della Settimana – 07 Langhe Nebbiolo Gavarini, by Elio Grasso

Thanksgiving and wine pairing has been a ongoing debate forever.  It’s so much more than Turkey, more a feast of diverse food if you like. With a variety of sweet pies to round it all of.   As the old rule … Continue reading

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Vino della Settimana – 2011 Beaujolais Nouveau

In it’s 60th year this fall, this tradition takes places on the third Thursday in November. At some point in time it was probably the most famous event, a true global festival, in wine, and probably also the industry’s best … Continue reading

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Vino della Settimana – 2007 Coteaux du Languedoc L´Orphée Pic Saint Loup, by Mas Foulaquier

This week’s wine of the week is something as out-of-character as a wine named after a bird, from Languedoc, made by a Swiss architect, in a winery established as late as 1999.  Hard to believe that such a mix could … Continue reading

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Vino della settimana – 2009 Il Frappato from Arianna Occhipinti

Arianna Occhipinti, sometimes referred to as the best worst-kept secret in the Italian wine world, is visiting Norway this week.  With a wine tasting (alongside her uncle, Giusto, with his own set of wines) last night, where she presented the … Continue reading

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If visiting Burgundy, do it over a weekend!

Because the Saturday market in Beaune is a bustling and renowned food and clothes market, and has been around since the early 13th century. It is the major event of the week, and it is as much for people to … Continue reading

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Where to stay, eat and shop– Wine Travel in Burgundy

Burgundy is ideally located one hour and forty minutes south of Paris by train, a two hours drive from Geneva and Lyon international airports making it very accessible. Hotels Hotel Le Cep and Hotel Le Poste: Both are in the … Continue reading

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